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pdsterling
13 Aug 2019

just a few quick lines to say that I have VLC and it works pretty all right, with the exception that images tend to fill the whole screen, without regard to the fact that they may be somewhat pixilated. I would be willing to accept half size with better viewing acuity. any advice?

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PeterG
13 Aug 2019

I've used VLC for years - it's my go-to player of choice. Robust and trouble-free, never had any problems. Auto-sizes according to format of video played.
Regarding pdsterling's query about going to full-screen automatically, try going to 'View' menu on top line and see if 'Fullscreen Interface F11' is ticked. Un-tick and the player will behave itself!

Posted by:

Bill
13 Aug 2019

I've been using VLC for years and it beats the pants off every other player.

Posted by:

SharonH
13 Aug 2019

Like so many, I have been using VLC for years. I've been just too lazy to convert to the updated version, but guess I might as well. It's a great player and I have not seen another as full of its features.

Posted by:

Bob Engleman
13 Aug 2019

My only wish for the VLC Player is that the word Player were dropped and it also be a burner.

Posted by:

gene
13 Aug 2019

I've been using VLC for many, many years. I replaced Windows player with it a long time ago, it's my default on my Win 10 machine and my MacBook. It's a great little program. Always has been.

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NB
13 Aug 2019

I tried VLC on two different occasions based on recommendations by its fans. Did not care for it. I also tried using iTunes, since I have it installed for syncing my phone. Did not care for it either. So I am sticking with good old Media Player for as long as MS continues to support it!

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John Q
13 Aug 2019

I have used VLC for the last 5 years and it gets better all the time. My church uses a JVC camera to record sermons, I have to decode them from the MTS format to mp4 so I can post them online. VLC makes it super easy to do so.

I love this program it does everything I ask it to do, and allows me to play music as well as record it to my computer.

Posted by:

PeteFior
13 Aug 2019

I have been long using VLC Media Player, mainly for audio files. It does a fantastic job of rendering MP3 files up to near audiophile quality.
I have re-purposed an unused Windows computer to play my MP3 library (with VLC) through my quality stereo system.

The secret is configuring VLC's "advanced preferences" to optimize the playback quality. This is best done in the "audio resampler" and "audio codecs" sections.

The best techniques is to raise the "quality" options gradually from the default settings. The "reset preferences" button can always be used to restore the defaults if your tweaking causes playback problems.

You will be amazed at how much the sound quality
of Amazon MP3's can be improved by utilizing this fantastic free player. VideoLAN deserves our financial support for producing such a fine application.

Posted by:

hifi5000
13 Aug 2019

I have been using VLC since it was bundled with the many Linux distros I have used.It is trouble-free and easy to use.It handles everything I throw at it.

Posted by:

Coco
13 Aug 2019

pdsterling,

Try checking or unchecking "Resize interface to video size" to see if that makes a difference. Also, just resize the whole window to a size that gives you the desired look.

Posted by:

Louis Toscano
13 Aug 2019

Isn't "Record" the same as "Burn"?

Posted by:

JohnRS
13 Aug 2019

Been using it for ages. Don't think I've ever had something it couldn't handle. Definitely a great piece of software.

Every time it updates, it amuses me to see the names of the new versions are all Terry Pratchett/Discworld related.

Posted by:

Mike Davies
13 Aug 2019

Excellent bit of kit.
If you've ever downloaded a movie (perhaps from an "alternative source") and found that the screen dimensions are wrong for your machine, e.g. it's playing in 4:3 and it should be in 16:9, VLC Player lets you alter this manually.
Just click "Video", scroll down to "Aspect Ratio" and select the correct dimensions.

Posted by:

CT
13 Aug 2019

Have been using this for years with very, very few problems. The only improvement I can imagine is if it had a more easily understood manual. Trying to decipher what is meant by some of the settings and controls is frustrating, since little of it is explained in clear language. I have a feeling it could do almost anything one would ever want to do with audio/visual sources if you could just figure out how to navigate its interface.

Posted by:

Dale B.
13 Aug 2019

I found VLC a few years ago when it was recommended to me as a tool to flip a video upright that I took upside down with my phone. I honestly never thought to use it for my audio files. I have a huge CD collection that I have stored in my iTunes library. It is probably no surprise that I hate iTunes as it is loaded with problems, etc.. I think it is a horrible app. Can anyone comment regarding how difficult it would be to convert my iTunes library over to VLC? How does VLC handle artwork (or does it handle it at all)? Thanks for any useful feedback.

Posted by:

Bill
13 Aug 2019

Using it for years To the 1st poster just grab a corner and size it down!
Plays anything I've tried so far

Posted by:

Ric
13 Aug 2019

I have used VLC for years as my player of choice. It is preferable to Windows player or QuickTime. My complaint is VLC is awful at playing .TS files. Typically, video is poor quality, choppy at best and freezes a lot.

I am not the only complainer. Do a google search for "Why does VLC have problems playing TS files".

I have converted .TS files to other formats with not good results. I wish VLC would fix it so I don't have to jump through hoops for .TS files.

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Ric
13 Aug 2019

I have used VLC for years as my player of choice. It is preferable to Windows player or QuickTime. My complaint is VLC is awful at playing .TS files. Typically, video is poor quality, choppy at best and freezes a lot.

I am not the only complainer. Do a google search for "Why does VLC have problems playing TS files".

I have converted .TS files to other formats with not good results. I wish VLC would fix it so I don't have to jump through hoops for .TS files.

Posted by:

steveg
13 Aug 2019

I have used VLC for years and is the only media player I use anymore. It just keeps getting better all the time.

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